Although most deaf people marry other deaf people , many have relationships with hearing people. Those relationships, which may have begun before the deaf partner lost hearing, often become preoccupied with issues such as sign language SL communication. Forum members advised each other on deaf-hearing relationships snippets follow :. He's not comfortable with it and never will be This is a common problem in "mixed marriages. It is easier for him to learn signs and impossible for you to learn to hear What I did to make him learn SL was.. Start talking to him in SL and act like you cant understand him at all if he tries to talk to you without signing or make him repeat all the time and eventually he would get tired of repeating himself and then he would ask you for some help in learning the SL. If he gets mad or makes excuses then he is not right for you Since losing my hearing She does get irritated with me when I don't understand something right away.
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